Three Watch Brands We Expect Great Things From This January 2018

Manufacture Royale ADN watch collection

With the new year here, it means show season will begin. In the watch world, that predominantly means — SIHH 2018, here we come. However, as we know, many other brands capitalize on the fact that so many retailers and press are in Geneva for SIHH and so they, too, exhibit their newest inventions —…

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Happy New Year: Welcome to 2018 … Time To Start Anew

Happy New Year, Welcome 2018

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2018 and the wonderful watch world we live in. This year, we opted not to reflect back on the negatives of 2017. Yes, there were negatives, there is no point in denying it:  disappointing watch sales, disappointing product and even disappointing changes in industry personnel. However, the flip side is…

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Review: TAG Heuer Limited Edition Autavia Jack Heuer Watch a Hit in 2017

TAG Heuer Autavia Jack Heuer Limited Edition watch

Earlier this year, TAG Heuer did something many watch brands don’t have the chance to do. It honored the still-living creator of the brand’s iconic Autavia watch: Jack Heuer. Born in 1932, the watch was created for Jack’s 85th birthday and celebrates the full return of this important series.  It was a grand gesture. Jack…

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Would You Want a Watch Made Via 3D Printing?

3D printing in the watch industry

We hear about all sorts of items being made via three-dimensional printing… but watches? Absolutely. In fact, over the past years, more and more watch brands have been using 3D printing in creating prototypes of watches that are in research and development stages.   Yesterday, we wrote about Vortic Watch Company, which makes all of…

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Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Club Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition Watch Launched the Indian Motorcycle Partnership; What’s Next?

Baume & Mercier / Indian Motorcycle: Clifton Club Burt MunroLimited Edition

With the SIHH 2018 almost upon us, we expect to see some great watches coming our way from the 18 brands exhibiting there. One of those brands, Baume & Mercier, may have an extension for us resulting from the company’s partnership with Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company. The collaboration, announced earlier this year, witnesses…

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Watch Review: American-Made Vortic Watches and Why I like the Chicago Watch

The "Chicago" watch with restored Elgin movement, by Vortic Watches.

Recently, I was one of seven industry insiders — all women — asked to name one of my favorite picks for watches under $1,000, for Monochrome-Watches.  I selected a brand that  typically retails for more than $1,000, but that has certain pieces in the under (barely) $1,000: Vortic Watches. I selected the Chicago watch, with…

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